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Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to tap your toes for a 5-day journey through America's musical wonderlands aboard the luxury MS Louisiane. Your voyage begins and ends in Memphis where the sounds of blues and jazz spill out from the clubs onto Beale Street, and a tour through Elvis Presley's Graceland home celebrates the life, music, and spirit of an American icon. Helena is the hub of the blues and is situated on one of the loveliest spots along the Mississippi River, a complimentary geographic assessment offered by Mark Twain himself. In Pine Bluff, listen to the long-lost sounds of the steam whistle at the Arkansas Railroad Museum. This is a rare opportunity to sail the rarely visited Arkansas River.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Memphis, Tennessee
Day 2 : Memphis, Tennessee | Embark
Day 3 : Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Day 4 : Helena, Arkansas
Day 5 : Memphis, Tennessee | Disembark

Highlights

  • Stroll on the Stax Museum of Soul Music and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Admire the bounty of the Arkansas River at the Delta Rivers Nature Center
  • Visit the reconstructed Civil War-era Fort Curtis in Helena, Arkansas

Ship

MS Louisiane

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in Memphis and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is adjacent to the city’s attractions. Take in the sounds of Memphis, where a stroll on soulful Beale Street, a tour of Graceland, or a visit to the Stax Museum of Soul Music and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum has you feeling the beat.

Day 2 Memphis, Tennessee | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your fare includes breakfast this morning at your hotel as well as a transfer to the Louisiane and all porterage. Settle into your stateroom or suite, head to The Veranda for a light snack, and then bid Memphis farewell as the Louisiane departs and you immerse yourself in the joys of life on the river. Bon voyage!

Day 3 Pine Bluff, Arkansas

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Delight in the rare vintage steam engines found at the Arkansas Railroad Museum here in amiable Pine Bluff, then browse the Civil War and WWII artifacts at the Jefferson County Historical Museum or experience the bounty of the Arkansas River at the Delta Rivers Nature Center.

Day 4 Helena, Arkansas

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You're sure to agree with Mark Twain's assessment that Helena "occupies one of the prettiest situations on the Mississippi," but there's more than just looks to this hub of blues music, including the lovingly reconstructed Civil War-era Fort Curtis.

Day 5 Memphis, Tennessee | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid adieu to the Louisiane and begin your journey home.

MS Louisiane

Per person starting at
$1,899
MS Louisiane Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
Artfully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
Tastefully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane French Balcony Stateroom
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French Balcony Stateroom
Staterooms are gracefully furnished and include a French balcony to absorb the ever-changing landscape. Offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, a seating area and two standard-sized twin beds that convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Promenade Stateroom
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Promenade Stateroom
These stylish staterooms feature windows and a windowed door that opens to an expansive promenade seating area. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawers and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Veranda Stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom
These elegant staterooms offer panoramic window views, a private veranda with seating area, a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Panorama Stateroom
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Panorama Stateroom
These over-sized staterooms feature a French balcony and a queen-sized bed. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, and a chair.
MS Louisiane Richelieu Suite
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Richelieu Suite
These richly furnished suites offer panoramic window views, and a windowed door that opens to a spacious promenade with a seating area. These suites feature a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, a desk and a queen-sized bed.

Notes

All fares, including land and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at anytime without notice, and do not guarantee availability.

A Single Supplement of 50% is available only for the Deluxe, French Balcony, Promenade, and Veranda Staterooms.

Included in your fare:
- Complimentary one-night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay in your embarkation city with breakfast
- Transfer to the Louisiane on sailing day and all porterage
- Ship accommodations
- Standard included shore excursion program
- Onboard meals and entertainment
- Complimentary free-flowing hand-selected spirits, wines, and beers, in addition to illy® coffees, Dammann Frères®
loose-leaf teas, soft drinks, and Natura® sparkling and still water throughout your voyage

Not included in your fare:
- Airfare
- Pre and/or post hotel accommodations (unless otherwise noted)
- Port charges and fees
- Optional premium shore excursions
- Meals ashore
- Beverages not highlighted as included
- Fuel surcharges
- Laundry (unless otherwise noted)
- Purchases from the ship boutique
- Any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, salon and spa treatments
​- Gratuities

Included

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
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